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September 06, 2010

Obama: Hey, I've Got An Exciting New Idea To Fix The Economy: More Public Works Spending!

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."-Albert Einstein.

Behold Barack "$800 Billion Plus Stimulus" Obama.

President Barack Obama is asking Congress to approve at least $50 billion in long-term investments in the nation's roads, railways and runways in a pre-election effort to show he's trying to stimulate the sputtering economy.

...The officials said the initial $50 billion would be the beginning of a six-year program of transportation improvements, but they did not give an overall figure. The proposal has a longer-range focus than last year's economic stimulus bill, which was more targeted on immediate job creation.

The goals of the infrastructure plan include: rebuilding 150,000 miles of roads; constructing and maintaining 4,000 miles of railways, enough to go coast-to-coast; shorter, high speed rail projects; and rehabilitating or reconstructing 150 miles of airport runways, while also installing a next generation air navigation system designed to reduce travel times and delays.

Oh, I see it's totally different than the $800 Billion we flushed down the toilet last year because, it's, um, different. Yeah, that's it. Don't believe them? Clearly you're a racist.

Obama's pitch for even more spending is part of a Labor Day event in Milwaukee, so it's pretty clear he's just trying to buy Democratic labor votes with our money. Do you think we'll at least get a nice thank you card?

No word yet on how those crazy anti-spending teabaggers congressional Democrats will react.


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